Just when Harry Winks must have felt on top of the world, as far as his Spurs football career was going, he got injured. It could not have come at a worse time for a young player who appeared to have just broken into the first team at the club he loves. Not to mention an England call-up and the possible start of an illustrious International career.
Now, after facing most of the season on the sidelines and still battling to overcome his injury, the immediate future looks like being a long road back to full recovery and match fitness. His battle will probably be a mental one as much as a physical one. But the good thing for Harry is that he has youth on his side.
Since his debut, Harry had been an integral part of Tottenham’s match-day squad. From his first game, Harry displayed a composure and confidence which few players at his age have equalled. One that did, was our other Harry. Winks has demonstrated many enviable elements to his game. He plays with vision and likes to move the ball forward. He passes the ball well and, for his age, has a good football brain. Although slight in body, he is not intimidated by the more physical aspects of the game. He has played against the best teams that the Premier League has to offer and against some top European clubs …. and he has acquitted himself well.
When a player, at any age, is out of the game for an extended period it is never certain what the effect will be on his future football career. But with the amount of potential Harry has shown in a very short period of time I sincerely hope that he gets the opportunity to fully realise it.